950

Red Maple

  950

American Walnut 

  2330

Mesquite

2345

Brazilian Pecan

3540

Cumaro

3640

Brazilian Walnut/Lapacho

3840

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Hard Maple

1450

American Hickory

 1820

Ultra Strand Bamboo

2789

3280

Bolivian Rosewood

3540

Brazilian Ebony

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janka hardness rating

Janka Scale

Heart Pine

   1225

Birch

  1260

Brazilian Koa

 2160

Bloodwood

  2900

3417

3585

Patagonian Rosewood

    1010

Hevea    

   1060

Acacia (Short Leaf)

2250

Golden Teak

Bamboo - Strand

Brazilian Redwood

3540

Red Cumaro

Janka Hardness Test is the industry standard for testing the resistance of a sample of wood to denting and normal wear. The

Janka Scale measures the force required to embed a .444 inch

(11.28mm) steel ball to half its diameter into a piece of wood. Since

the hardness of wood varies with the direction of the grain, both

side and end testing is performed on the sample. Red Oak with a 1290 Janka Rating is the industry benchmark for comparing the relative hardness of different wood species.

Here is a list of the most common wood species used in flooring.

Southern Yellow Pine (Long Leaf)

 870

White Ash

  1320

1375

Brazilian Cherry/Jatoba

  2800

3190

Brazilian Chestnut

Eastern White Pine (Long Leaf)

 870

American Cherry

Red Oak

 1290

  1360

2200

2789

In an effort to present you with accurate information, the Janka Scale noted by A1 Flooring and Bath and a compilation of results from our various suppliers. Accordingly, our figures may differ from Janka Ratings listed by other flooring suppliers. Janka Ratings for a specific species of wood may vary based on the source of the wood and a number of related factors. Janka Scale are not absolute and are best used to understand which woods are harder than others.

Elm

Horizontal Bamboo - Carbonized     

White Oak

Santos Mahogany

  2350

   830

 1180

Australian Cypress

Patagonian Cherry